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Natalia Zakharova

​​Natalia ZakharovaAssistant Professor
Applied Geophysics and Geomechanics
Brooks Hall 304


  • ​​Ph.D., Earth & Environmental Sciences, Columbia University in the City of New York
  • M.S. with Honors, Applied Geophysics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
  • B.S. with Honors, Geology and Geophysics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia

Research Interests
​Induced seismicity, energy resources, geologic carbon sequestration, environmental protection, borehole geophysics, petrophysics, reservoir geomechanics
Teaching Areas

  • GEL 280 - Geomath
  • GEL 372 - Intro to Geophysics

Selected Publications and Presentations
  • Zakharova, N., and D. Goldberg, 2016, In-situ stress and geomechanical properties in the Newark Basin: Implications for induced seismicity and carbon sequestration, Dept. Earth and Planetary Sci., Rutgers University, Colloquium talk
  • Zakharova, N., D. Goldberg, D. Collins, and N. Malkewicz, 2015, Geomechanical properties of rift basin mudstones,  AGU Fall Meeting, Abstract MR41C-2664
  • Zakharova, N.V., Goldberg, D.S., Olsen, P.E., Kent, D.V., Morgan, S., Yang, Q., Stute, M., Matter, J., 2016, New insights into lithology and hydrogeology of the northern Newark Rift Basin, Geochem., Geophys., Geosyst., 17(6), 2070-2094, doi:10.1002/2015GC006240
  •  Zakharova, N.V., and D.S. Goldberg, 2015, Data report: Analysis of shear wave anisotropy in upper oceanic crust, ODP/IODP Hole 1256D, Proceedings of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, 335, doi:10.2204/iodp.proc.335.202.2015
  • O'Mullan, G.D., Dueker, M.E., Clauson, K., Yang, Q., Umemoto, K., Zakharova, N., Matter, J., Stute, M., Takahashi, T., Goldberg, D., 2015, Microbial stimulation and succession following a test well injection simulating CO2 leakage into a shallow Newark Basin aquifer, PLoS ONE 10(1), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0117812
  • Zakharova, N., and D. Goldberg, 2014, In Situ Stress Analysis in the Northern Newark Basin: Implications for Induced Seismicity from CO2 Injection, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 119, doi:10.1002/2013JB010492
  • Yang, Q., J. Matter, M. Stute, T. Takahashi, G. D. O'Mullan, K. Umemoto, K. Clauson, M. E. Dueker, N. V. Zakharova, and D. Goldberg, 2014, Groundwater hydrogeochemistry in injection experiments simulating CO2 leakage from geological storage reservoir, Int. J. Greenhouse Gas Control 26, 193-203, doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2014.04.025
  • Zakharova, N., D. Goldberg, and D. Collins, 2013, In Situ Stress Constrains from Borehole Data in the Context of CO2-Storage Site Characterization, Paper #739 Proceedings of the 47th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, 23-26 June 2013, San Francisco, California, USA; ISBN: 978-0-9894844-0-4
  • Zakharova, N., D. Goldberg, C. Sullivan, M. Herron, and J. Grau, 2012, Petrophysical and Geochemical Properties of Columbia River Flood Basalt: Implications for Carbon Sequestration, Geochem., Geophys., Geosyst., 13(11), doi:10.1029/2012GC004305
  • Cranganu, C., M. Villa, M. Saramet, N. Zakharova, 2009, Petrophysical characteristics of source and reservoir rocks, Histria Basin, Western Black Sea, J. Petrol. Geol., 32(4), 357-371